Jun
27

Photovoltaic Shingles

Producing electricity with the shingles on your roof


What a great idea! Roof shingles that generate electricity! New PV shingles, or SHR, look like and are installed like regular shingles over a layer of 30 lb. Felt sheeting. But, the thing that makes them different is that they are actually solar "panels" that collect the sun's energy and can be banked or used in your home for power. Each shingle is 12 inches (30.48 cm) wide by 86.5 inches (219.71 cm) long. Then, electrical lead wires extend 12 inches (30.48 cm) from the underside of the shingle to pass through the roof deck to allow interior roof space connections. Heat from the sun bonds the "shingles" together making a weatherproof seal.

With a 2.5 Kwh inverter, 480 Wh solar array will produce an average 1.4 Wh per day or battery bank an average of 4.8 Kwh of storage.

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